Blockchain Technology and Real Estate Investment: Are You Ready for the Disruption?
For the past years, the blockchain technology has disrupted a varied range of industries. Now, it’s moving towards the real estate industry as it presents numerous opportunities for real estate professionals, such as making recording transactions and tracking assets faster, cheaper and safer. However, such opportunities do not come without risks. The transition itself creates a more complex framework of adjustment for the industry, thus, potentially creating added challenges and pitfalls.
Real estate professionals and owners should keep themselves abreast of the recent trends and developments relating to the blockchain technology’s application to the real estate industry.
Listen as a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group provide the audience an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals of blockchain’s integration in the real estate industry. Speakers will identify its significant implications with emphasis on the changes and benefits that this new technology may bring. They will also provide and present best strategies and practices to maximize opportunities and minimize exposure to risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
- Real Estate and Blockchain: Crossroads
- Opportunities and Pitfalls
- Blockchain Innovations in Real Estate
- Elements of Real Estate Blockchain
- Identifying Red Flags
- Implications and Inferences
- Current Trends and Developments
- A 2019 Outlook
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- Impact and Trends of Blockchain in Real Estate
- Blockchain has the potential to drastically change the way buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders conduct real estate transactions.
- Blockchain could potentially result in a number of benefits for real estate transactions, including but not limited to the reduction of "friction", increased transparency, and enhanced data security.
- Blockchain as a technology will likely take a number of years to fully implement.
- Nevertheless, blockchain in real estate is already here and is being increasingly implemented worldwide.
Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
- ICO webcast and personal experience about current market trends and developments
Mr. Sherman is a Partner and Chair of the Corporate Department in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw with over 900 lawyers worldwide.
He is the author of 26 books on business growth, capital formation and the leveraging of intellectual property, including his twenty-second (22nd) book, Harvesting Intangible Assets, Uncover Hidden Revenue in Your Company’s Intellectual Property, (AMACOM) which was published in October of 2011. His latest book The Crisis of Disengagement was published in January 2017. Other recent titles include the best-selling Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z, third edition was published by AMACOM in 2010. He is also the author of the 2nd edition of the Due Diligence Strategies and Tactics, which was published in the Spring of 2010. His twenty-third book Essays on Governance, was published June of 2012 and in 2013, he was named by NACD as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Governance. In 2014, he was included in the global IAM 300, recognizing the world’s thought leaders in managing intangible assets.
He has appeared as a guest and a commentator on all of the major television networks as well as CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” CNN’s “Day Watch,” CNNfn’s “For Entrepreneurs Only,” USA Network’s “First Business,” and Bloomberg’s “Small Business Weekly.” He has appeared on numerous regional and local television broadcasts as well as national and local radio interviews for National Public Radio (NPR), Business News Network (BNN), Bloomberg Radio, AP Radio Network, Voice of America, Talk America Radio Network and the USA Radio Network, as a resource on capital formation, entrepreneurship and technology development.
He has served as a top-rated Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs at the University of Maryland for 26 years and at Georgetown University for 17 years in both the business school and the law school where he teaches courses on business growth strategy.
He has served as General Counsel to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) since 1987. In 2003, Fortune magazine named him one of the Top Ten Minds in Entrepreneurship and in February of 2006, Inc. magazine named him one of the all-time champions and supporters of entrepreneurship and business growth.
Mr. Sherman is a Partner and Chair of the Corporate Department in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw with …
Vasi is a partner in the real estate team.
Her practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate matters, including assisting private and institutional clients with a variety of real estate transactions such as property acquisitions and dispositions, loan transactions, and title matters. Vasi also provides comprehensive advice on a variety of leasing matters for corporate and private clients in the fashion, retail, and luxury sectors, among others. Additionally, she has represented institutional clients in certain areas of commercial finance, including debt financing and other lending transactions.
Vasi is a partner in the real estate team. Her practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate matters, including assisting …
Seth Goettelman advises clients as they plan, finance, negotiate, and complete complex business transactions through every stage of the business life cycle. He handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital market transactions, minority and control investments, licensing, and other corporate law services.
Seth counsels a diverse range of clients (private businesses, public businesses, REITs, private equity funds, venture capital funds) in a variety of industries (technology, telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, SaaS).
Seth has extensive experience in the dynamic blockchain industry. He advises blockchain companies, startups, digital currency companies, venture funds, and investors on a spectrum of legal and business issues, including: corporate formation, digital token sales, securities law and regulatory compliance.
He is a member and contributor to the CodeX Stanford Blockchain Group and their academic publication (Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy). The journal consists of peer-reviewed articles and essays that address blockchain technology’s current and looming use cases, regulatory ramifications, and future trajectories.
Seth has been named an Illinois “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine; a recognition limited to less than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age.
Seth Goettelman advises clients as they plan, finance, negotiate, and complete complex business transactions through every stage of the business …
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About Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
KSN has positioned itself to be a strategic financial technology (FinTech) legal advisor. Our law firm provides counsel on a spectrum business issues, including: regulatory compliance, corporate formation/ structuring, coin/token sales, securities, commodities, and virtual currency laws. KSN is staffed by more than thirty attorneys and a diverse team of legal assistants, paralegals, and administrative staff.